–Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz reach Jati Umra after latter gets released from jail
–PML-N spokesperson says intensive care unit set up at former PM’s residence for constant supervision of health
–Says doctors have ‘restricted’ Nawaz’s meetings with other people due to critical condition
LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was discharged from Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) on Wednesday after his daughter, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz, was formally released from custody after an accountability court issued her release order.
Accountability court judge Amjad Nazir Chaudhry issued the release order to the Kot Lakhpat jail superintendent after checking the surety bonds submitted by PML-N leaders.
Following the release, the father-daughter duo left for Jati Umra with PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and Mohammad Safdar.
Ahead of their departure, nurses and doctors from the Sharif Medical City arrived at the Services hospital, where the head of the medical board Professor Dr Mehmood Ayaz gave the medical file and reports of the former premier to the doctors of the Sharif Medical City.
The former prime minister, who was released after 16 days in the hospital, will be kept in an intensive care unit (ICU) at his residence in Jati Umra, said a statement issued by PML-N Information Secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb, adding the unit was set up due to the medical risks to Nawaz’s health.
A doctor will be available 24 hours to look after the former PM, she added.
Marriyum said that due to the critical situation of Nawaz’s health, doctors have restricted meetings with other people. She said that doctors have directed his daughter Maryam to ensure that strict safety measures are taken regarding her father’s health.
The PML-N spokesperson added that ICU ventilator and cardiac facilities have also been provided, adding that there was a grave danger of the former premier getting an infection due to his low platelet count.
MARYAM GETS BAIL:
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday granted bail to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills (CSM) reference.
A two-member bench of the high court comprising Justice Ali Baqar Najafi and Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem announced the verdict. The legal representatives of Maryam and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were also present in the court.
The PML-N leader had been ordered to furnish two surety bonds worth Rs10 million each and deposit an additional Rs70 million and surrender her passport to secure her release.
“Since the prosecution has shown the bank statement of the […] petitioner in which on 28.11.2011 […] Rs7 crores were withdrawn and the prosecution has apprehension of fleeing away of the petitioner, therefore, to satisfy our judicial conscience we would pass a conditional order,” says the court’s written order, granting Maryam bail under under Article 199 of the Constitution.